Bill Cosby: Zimmerman wouldn’t have approach Trayvon without a gun

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, April 8, 2012 15:02 EDT
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Comedian Bill Cosby. Screenshot via Youtube.
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Legendary comedian Bill Cosby strongly feels that George Zimmerman would not have fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin if laws didn’t allow neighborhood watchmen to carry guns.

In an interview published Saturday in The Washington Times, the 74-year-old Cosby expressed his dismay at the controversial incident that has become a major national story.

“We’ve got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch,” he told the newspaper. “Without a gun, I don’t see Mr. Zimmerman approaching Trayvon by himself. The power-of-the-gun mentality had him unafraid to confront someone. Even police call for backup in similar situations.”

Cosby added: “When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.”

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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